Photo taken on July 31, 2014
Billy Goat Lawn Service was formed in 2013 by owner Bill Rands and his wife Michele. During the recession of 2009, they both were laid-off from their full-time jobs at an industry leader check printing company. At the time, Bill was a maintenance mechanic and Michele was a shipping clerk when the company closed their doors. After 2 years of being unemployed and using up all their savings, Bill finally landed a job at a large mail shop (direct mail company). Michele ended up working for a temporary employment agency. Even though they both had steady income again, that was still not enough to pay the bills each month.
Bill needed to supplement his income, so he decided to cut grass part time to help make ends meet. He acquired a couple of residential mowing accounts his first summer. Going into his second season, he gained a few more clients plus sub contracted for a lawn and landscape company to help maintain acreage properties. After 2 years of learning tips and tricks from other professionals in the lawn care industry, Bill decided to make the plunge to become a full-time business owner.
His wife Michele, currently works part-time at a retail distributor during the day. Afterwards she helps Bill with the office duties by getting more involved with the scheduling and billing aspect of the business. From time to time, you will see her out working in the field with Bill or tag along with him doing estimates. She enjoys communicating face to face with customers if possible, plus it's nice to put a face with the name. She continues to strive for excellence to guarantee customer satisfaction.